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Rt Hon Professor Lord Kakkar, PC


The Right Honourable Professor Lord Kakkar is the Chair of UCLPartners. Lord Kakkar is also Professor of Surgery at UCL, Consultant Surgeon at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Director of the Thrombosis Research Institute. He was created a life peer in March 2010. Lord Kakkar moved into the role of Chair in April 2014 having provided leadership support to the partnership as Chair of Quality since its creation in 2009. He was appointed to the Queen’s Privy Council in December 2014.

Lord Kakkar completed his medical education at King’s College Hospital Medical School, University of London and was made a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1992.

Lord Kakkar’s research interests include prevention and treatment of venous and arterial thromboembolic disease and cancer associated thrombosis.

"I am privileged to have the opportunity to serve as Chair. Over my time here, I have come to appreciate the deep commitment, enthusiasm and determination shown by our partners and all their staff."